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Organisation Setup

The present set up of Botanical Survey of India is as follows:-

HEADQUARTERS: KOLKATA/HOWRAH: having following units

  1. Ecology
  2. Cryptogamic Botany
  3. Plant Chemistry
  4. Pharmacognosy
  5. Flora of India
  6. Publication
  7. Library and documentation
  8. Technical.
  • INDIAN BOTANIC GARDEN, HOWRAH: a 273 acre sprawling garden and National Orchidarium.
  • CENTRAL NATIONAL HERBARIUM, HOWRAH (Acronym: CAL): including the Palynology Unit (covering states of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal).
  • CENTRAL BOTANICAL LABORATORY, HOWRAH: with Economic Botany, Cytology and Plant Physiology and Biochemistry units.
  • INDUSTRIAL SECTION, INDIAN MUSEUM, KOLKATA

REGIONAL CIRCLES:

  • Eastern Circle, Shillong (covering the states of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura). The circle has a National Orchidarium at Shillong and an associated Botanic Garden at Barapani and Tissue Culture laboratory at both Shillong and Barapani.
  • Southern Circle, Coimbatore (covering the states of Kerala and Tamilnadu and Union Terrirories of Lakshadweep & Minicoy Islands). The circle has a National Orchidarium, an associated Botanic garden and a Tissue Culuture laboratory at Yercaud.
  • Western Circle, Pune (covering states of Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra and Union Terrirories of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman, Diu). The circle has an associated Botanic Garden at Mundhwa.
  • Northern Circle, Dehra Dun (covering the the states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Uttranchal and Union Terrirories of Chandigarh. The circle has three associated Botanic Gardens at Dehra Dun, Khirsu and Pauri, one green, house one Orchidarium and one Tissue Culture laboratory at Dehradun.
  • Central Circle, Allahabad (covering the states of Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh). The circle has an associated Botanic Garden at Allahabad.
  • Arid Zone Circle, Jodhpur (covering the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat). The circle has an associated Desert Botanic Garden at Jodhpur.
  • Andaman & Nicobar Circle, Port Blair (all the oceanic Islands under Andaman & Nicobar). The circle has an associated Botanic Garden at Dhanikhari.
  • Sikkim Himalayan Circle, Gangtok (covering the states of Sikkim and Darjeeling district of West Bengal). The circle has a Green House and a Glass House at Gangtok.
  • Arunachal Pradesh Circle, Itanagar (covering the state of Arunachal Pradesh). The circle has an Arboretum at Sankie View, Itanagar
  • Botanic Garden of Indian Republic, Noida (covering the National Capital Territory Region of Delhi). The Centre is currently under the development.
  • Deccan Circle (Covering the states of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa.)

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